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Sawt Beirut International’s News Bulletin – Tuesday, March 2, 2021

A brief of tonight’s News Bulletin:

  • What does the law say about a strong political divide among Lebanese, between internationalization and the international conference?
  • A new threat to the citizen’s life has emerged. Either he pays the hospital cost based on the platform price, or he risks illness and death.
  • The electrical problem is becoming worse, private generators are raising their prices and preparing for the worst, and the citizen remains the only one suffering.

The dollar continues to fly in the ten thousand pound range with no one asking, electric generator owners are waving tariff increases of 60% per month, hospitals and insurance companies are adopting the 3,900 Lebanese pounds rate, which is a new fatal blow to citizens, and the prices of goods are rising at an insane rate while the Ministry of Economy is mired in its long stalemate. We are in the midst of the most severe social and economic catastrophe in contemporary history. The crisis of 1986 and 1987 isn’t acknowledged or compared to what’s going on now. The dollar was at an all-time high at the moment, but the economic movement was still alive. In order to deal with the temporary monetary crisis, people were permitted to withdraw their money and savings from banks. The current crisis is greater, deeper, harsher, and more widespread than ever before. We are in the midst of a structural crisis, not a temporary one. Once again, due to the awfulness of those who rule on our behalf, Hassan Diab’s government actually ruled for 203 days before resigning. Is this reasonable? Are our presidents, ministers, and deputies truly responsible, or are they merely bankruptcy agents for a country that has gone bankrupt after being looted repeatedly?

The current minimum wage, as of the time of writing this introduction, is 67 dollars, a figure that is expected to fall every day, if not every hour, and it is a figure that places our country on track with Afghanistan in terms of earnings.

This is your dark, painful reality, Lebanese, therefore reject it and stand up against it, and above all, abide by Patriarch’s words: “Stand up for your rights!”

  • Sawt Beirut International